"Acting is a reflex, a mechanism for development and survival. . . . It isn't __second nature, ' it is __first nature.'"-Declan Donnellan ? This immensely popular and ever-practical book on acting takes a scalpel to the heart of actors' persistent fears, helping them to release their talent on stage. It is straightforward and unpretentious, with a spirit of artistic and personal freedom.Donnellan, Declan is the author of 'Actor And the Target ', published 2006 under ISBN 9781559362856 and ISBN 1559362855.